Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s Platonic Relationship Can’t Stop the Internet From Celebrating Valentine’s Day on Their …

Tessa Virtue, left, and Scott Moir perform their free dance during the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday Jan. 13, 2018. Virtue and Moir are among the Canadian athletes to watch in Pyeongchang.

Some had stops, some just went straight through. Each one got as many tips as they could about dealing with the time change that is 14 hours ahead of the time in London, Ont.

Tessa Virtue of London and Scott Moir of Ilderton put on two scintillating performances in their long and short programs to help Canada get to the top of the podium in the Team Figure Skating event.

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They are now preparing for their individual Ice Dance competition and they will do so alongside other London connections.

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At the 2018 Olympics, there are also two bobsledders and one ski-cross racer set to compete. There are two Team Canada hockey players with ties to the London Knights and a Team Canada goalie from Blyth. London’s own Bob Martin is the security liaison for Hockey Canada and is in Pyeongchang, while Art Johnson is taking care of the ice for the hockey tournament.

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Virtue and Moir will have a few days to prepare for their main event. They now own nine world titles, including individual Olympic Gold from Vancouver in 2010, where they were the first ice dancers to be crowned Olympic champions their first time on Olympic ice. They won silver in 2014 and after a brief thought about retirement, returned in 2016-17. Canada’s flag-bearers in 2018 have made it clear that this will be their final Olympic Games.

Sunday, Feb. 18 — 8 p.m. ET — Ice Dance — Short Program

By Raisa Bruner 10:52 AM EST If this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang have taught us anything so far, it might be what love looks like.

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Duncan first hit the slopes at Boler Mountain in London while he was still in elementary school and he got hooked.

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“We would go seven days a week with night skiing at Boler. I had a great group of buddies and that’s all we really wanted to do… we just grew up and went through the ranks and I just kept on going.”

Duncan had great support from his family. They would turn family vacations into ski trips and head out to places like Whistler. He began his career in alpine, but made the move to ski-cross and is hoping that the Pyeongchang Olympics last longer for him than the games in Sochi where Duncan broke his collarbone on his first training run.

Ski-cross is a one-day event that will end with the Big Final at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 21.

But, despite their childhood love affair, Virtue and Moir are currently just friends. When asked recently about the public’s belief (and hope) that the duo is actually together or even married, Moir responded “Yeah. Maybe that means we’re doing our job?”

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No one has that kind of chemistry on the ice, no one looks at each other the way they do, no one caresses each other so tenderly that we question if we’ve ever even known love ourselves — unless they are actually together.

London, Ont., is 3,231 kilometres from the nearest bobsled track and yet, two Londoners are members of the Canadian Bobsled team — Alex Kopacz and Josh Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick was a pole vaulter in high school who earned an NCAA scholarship to Cornell, but was discovered while playing slo-pitch in Calgary.

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“The beauty of slo-pitch is that you can look good, even by trying just a little bit. I happened to hit a couple of home runs and was running the bases and it just so happened that the technical director at the time for Bobsled Canada was on the other team and she approached me afterward about coming out for an I.D. camp and the rest is history.”

“It comes with the territory and that’s part of the storytelling we do on the ice. If that’s the by-product of having a great longstanding partnership, then we can deal with it,” Virtue added.

Kopacz was on the track team at Western University and with the encouragement of Jason Tunks, eventually began to do shot put. During a purple-and-white competition, Kopacz found himself in a spring event and did very well against some top sprinters.

“The whole world would like them to date. But they were ‘dating’ at age nine and seven, and I think Scotty broke it off. And he would say that’s 19 or 20 years of regret,” MacIntosh said.

“The coach, Marty Robertson used to do bobsled and he said I would be perfect for the sport and that I should check this out. That was back before the Sochi Olympics and I went out and tried my luck.”

And their routine was still pretty racy. Just ask the people of the internet, who felt a little hot and bothered after watching the pair perform in the team event Monday.

Kopacz was added to the team and will compete in the 2-man and 4-man competitions in Pyeongchang.

Sunday, Feb. 18 – 6 a.m. ET — Alex Kopacz — 2-man Bobsled – Heats 1 and 2

Monday, Feb. 19 – 6:15 a.m. ET – Alex Kopacz – 2-man Bobsled – Heats 3 and 4

Friday, Feb. 23 – 7:30 p.m. ET – Alex Kopacz/Josh Kirkpatrick – 4-man Bobsled – Heats 1 & 2

Saturday, Feb. 24 – 7:30 p.m. ET – Alex Kopacz/Josh Kirkpatrick – 4-man Bobsled – Heats 3 & 4

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All three are members of Team Canada’s entry into the Olympic hockey tournament. Peters is from Blyth. Kelly and Thomas played for the London Knights. Thomas was a member of the Knights for less than a season before being traded to Oshawa in a deal that brought to London, John Tavares and Michael Del Zotto. Kelly played four years for the Knights. He was named captain in his final season and has been named Team Canada’s captain for Pyeongchang.

Canada defeated the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 in their opening game.

We still love the two-time (maybe three-time by the end of PyeongChang) Olympic gold medalists though. Take a look at some of their best moments together.


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